The '''University of Colorado Boulder''' ('''UCB''', commonly referred to as '''CU''' or '''Colorado''') is a Public university|public research university
located in Boulder, Colorado
, United States. It is the flagship university
of the University of Colorado
system and was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the United States|Union
In 2015, the university consisted of nine colleges and schools and offered over 150 academic programs and enrolled almost 33,000 students.
Twelve Nobel Laureate
s, nine MacArthur Fellow
s, and 18 astronauts
have been affiliated with CU-Boulder as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history. The university received nearly $454 million in sponsored research in 2010 to fund programs like the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
, and JILA
The Colorado Buffaloes
compete in 17 varsity sports and are members of the...